Baking: Inside and Outside + Our A/C Challenge!

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Sketchie says, “I hate Mondays!”

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He just LOVES lying in the sun!

Sometimes I touch his fur and it is scorching hot!!! LOL

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fitness It is amazing how great off days can be! Yesterday I took a rest day and this morning I was SO excited to go for a run! I was looking forward to it so much. I think rest days are really key. Not only do they let our bodies repair themselves, but they renew our motivation and give us a mental holiday!

I had a ton of green swamp water (aka Amazing Grass Wheat Grass powder mixed with WATER!) before my run today. It is 30C/86 with humidity and sunny today- oww!

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The run:

  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 5.35 miles
  • Max heart rate: 178 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 162 bpm
  • Avg pace: 9:23 min/mile

This run included two huge hills and a ton of sweat! lol. Although, I passed some guys putting up a new roof on a house and I can’t say that looked like fun!!! How do they do it in that heat????

Eric took a picture of me when I got back and let’s just say it didn’t make the cut! LOL!

I need to find my running water bottle that clips onto my shorts…I definitely needed water on this run and I didn’t have any! Probably not great for endurance…

I have been doing really well with stretching lately and taking my vitamins after runs! I also am now taking 1 ibuprofen tablet AFTER my runs to help reduce inflammation. So far I am feeling so great and barely sore even after long runs! :)

Please note that a reader named Kristen pointed me to some information about the danger of taking ibuprofen tablets before a run. Check out this article for more info. I am so glad that I didn’t take any before my 10k race now. Thanks Kristen! :)

As Karen points out, this topic is also widely debated. See here for research that points to the idea that it is not beneficial to take NSAIDS after workouts.

Guess what? I have a new playlist on my Shuffle!! I will be sharing it with all of you soon- you won’t believe some of the songs I have on it. :D I will tell you what I think the most amazing ‘Runner’s High’ song is on my list!

Eric has the day off today since he worked Saturday. He is currently doing renos on the house! Yippee! Don’t worry he will be blogging all about it!

food I have 3 big orders this week (one today, tomorrow, and Wednesday!) so I have been busy all morning baking my lil heart out!

Check it out, I was able to successfully ‘veganize’ the Glo Ginger Cookies today!!! I was SO pleased with how they came out. Eric actually likes them better than the previous version with egg!

They were crispy on the outside and slightly gooey in the middle!! SO GOOD!

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Then it was a batch of my Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies! I added some walnuts in this batch and they were great!

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I had one ginger cookie and a bite of the chocolate chip cookie! Yum!

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It is pretty hot in our house today with this oven on!

I’m not sure if I mentioned it yet, but I challenged Eric and I to see how long we can go without turning on our Air Conditioner this summer!

I am proud to say we have YET to turn it on once, even on the 30 degree days! :) I figure it is not only great for our pocketbook, but great for the environment too!

Today’s Question:

Do you have A/C? Do you use it often or leave it off?

One of my biggest pet peeves is walking into a store, office building, or mall and FREEZING because the AC is cranked so high!

In all of my previous office jobs I always had to wear sweaters in the summer!!! How ridiculous, isn’t it??!

Ok beauties! I am getting back to the kitchen to bake and prep orders! :) Thanks for all your comments this morning! I had such a ball reading over them and found myself laughing out loud at the silly things us girls do!!!! :D That ends TODAY, right???

Do you think men worry about saving towels or not using their favourite beer mug??? NO!

See you tonight!

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Kate October 23, 2009

I know this comment is kind of late, but I agree with you! I hate going into stores (or even the OFFICE!) and being crazy cold. The past three years, I haven’t once turned on my A/C. I live in a condo complex by the woods, and the sun rarely hits my side, so it stays pretty cool in the summers. If I was hot getting ready, I’d sometimes blow a fan my way, or I’d just take breaks drying my hair so I didn’t sweat to death! My bills those months were next to zilch! In the winter, I also keep my heat on between 60-63. I figure, just enough so the pipes don’t freeze and I can put more clothes on if I get too cold! On the other side, I hate being too hot in the winter. :)

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Enza June 22, 2009

Hello!

I tried your Pumpkin muffins tonight and they are delicious. I can’t believe how decadent and rich they tasted. I do Weight Watchers and they work out to a really low point, nutritious snack. I made 12 huge muffins rather than the 20 you made from the recipe – honestly – the best muffins I’ve ever had!

Thank you for sharing with us. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

Can I ask what market you are selling your products at? I’d love to stop by and pick up some products.

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Lynn (The Actors Diet) June 22, 2009

Luckily we don’t need A/C in our place, despite it getting very hot in Los Angeles at times. I think lack of humidity helps.

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Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope June 22, 2009

hahah my AC is ON! I am Florida, though! The other day, I left for work and wanted to leave the balcony/porch door open for Max (cat). I figured it would be fine. I come home around 8pm and it is sooo hot in here. The thermometer read 87 in the house. I knew then Max would be spending a lot more time indoors!!

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Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) June 22, 2009

Can’t wait to see the new playlist! I’m picking up running shoes this week so I can start training for my first ever 5k – exciting!

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